Recent Viewpoints

January 26, 2022
University of Memphis

Kerby Anderson Earlier this month, a news story reported that the University of Memphis was offering professors $3,000 to infuse their courses with diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. When we talked about this on my radio program, my guests wondered if professors who were already doing this for free might feel slighted. Social justice concepts like critical race theory and “anti-racism” have been injected into college classes for some time. But this announcement brought these ideas out in the…

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January 25, 2022
Bidenflation

Kerby Anderson Inflation is a growing problem, and yet our political leaders have very few policy tools they can use to combat it. If you are older, you might remember the inflation of the 1970s, and you might even remember how the Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, with the support of President Ronald Reagan, dealt with it. He increased interest rates and reduced the money supply. Unfortunately, those tools can’t be used this time. Rod Thomson writes about the “coming…

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January 24, 2022
omicron-Coronavirus Variant

Kerby Anderson Earlier this month, a political commentator on CNN came to the realization that having Covid is not a moral failing. He declared that “we unknowingly turned having Covid into some sort of judgment on your character.” His remedy was for us to “recognize that getting Covid isn’t a moral failing! It’s a super infectious disease that you can protect against but can’t guarantee you wo1qwn’t get it.” That declaration was too much for columnist Charles Cooke, who asked:…

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January 21, 2022
child getting COVID vaccine

Penna Dexter The COVID-19 vaccine was approved for children 5 and older on an emergency basis at the end of October. Immediately, talk of mandates began. Several experts on an FDA advisory panel warned against mandating the shot for kids. But some bureaucrats have already succumbed to what National Review’s Rich Lowry calls “the irresistible urge of officialdom in blue areas toward pandemic coercion.”  Once the FDA fully approves the vaccine for children, mandates in California, Louisiana, and Washington D.C….

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January 21, 2022
Signing the Declaration of Independence copy

Kerby Anderson Lots of controversial ideas are being proposed right now, and I know you probably wonder how to respond to them. Eliminating the Electoral College, regulating campaign speech, and ending the filibuster are just a few. The best way to respond to many of these proposals is to remind Americans that our country is a republic, not a democracy. The framers recognized that the country would be quite diverse. They wanted to create a government that would allow different…

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January 20, 2022
Multi-racial millennials

Kerby Anderson Many critics in the current generation are making unfair judgments about past generations with an air of moral superiority. I call it generational judgmentalism. Victor Davis Hanson merely says that these critics are self-important and ungracious and have very little gratitude for those in the past that did so much for all of us. He observes that these “21st-century critics rarely acknowledge their own present affluence and leisure owe much to history’s prior generations whose toil helped create…

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January 19, 2022
crime scene - police tape

Kerby Anderson This country had a crime spike in 2021. The only real question is whether it will continue in 2022. Social commentators remind us that once law and order is lost, it is not easy to restore. How bad was this crime spike? The Uniform Crime Report details a rise in murders of around 29 percent. A dozen US cities set homicide records: Tucson, Arizona; Columbus, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Rochester, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; St….

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January 18, 2022
Gerrymandering- Districts most extreme

Kerby Anderson It’s election season, so we are hearing the word gerrymander once again. The term gerrymander comes from the early part of the 19th century. Eldridge Gerry, the governor of Massachusetts, supported legislation that redrew the districts of his party. One district looked like a salamander, so his opponents called it a Gerry-mander. The term stuck and is with us to this day. Democrats have been in full gerrymander panic because they feared that many of the state legislatures,…

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January 17, 2022
MLKjr - just law quote

Kerby Anderson On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let me suggest that you take some time to read his letter from a Birmingham Jail. If you are young, I think it will give you a better idea of what the civil rights movement in the 1960s was all about. If you are older, it will remind you of some forgotten events and chapters in American history. Dr. King wrote the letter in response to a published statement by eight clergymen….

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January 14, 2022
3-abortion-pills-RU-486-Cytotec

Penna Dexter Most people don’t know this, but roughly half of abortions performed today are not done surgically. They are chemical abortions. Last month the Food and Drug Administration officially made it much easier to procure such abortions. The chemical abortion is approved to be used during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. It involves a two-step process, which causes a miscarriage. The pregnant woman takes a drug called mifepristone, or RU-486. This drug serves to cut off the hormone…

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January 14, 2022
Voters-Go-To-The-Polls-In-England

Kerby Anderson Liberals in America often say they believe the US needs to be more like Europe. The next time I hear that I will respond, “So, that means you want more restrictive laws on abortion and more voter integrity laws.” As I documented last month, if you look at the abortion laws in most European countries, they are quite like the Mississippi law currently being considered by the Supreme Court. That is also the case when you compare our…

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